The University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications will use a Cray supercomputer for the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters project. That computer will incorporate AMD's new 16-core processor.
Company will use Nvidia GPUs in its largest supercomputers, employing a back-to-the-future technology that played a role in the earliest supercomputers.
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center will deploy the first ARM-based CPU/GPU hybrid supercomputer based on Nvidia chips. Nvidia also announces a joint supercomputer deployment with Cray.
Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.
q&a Nvidia has taken its extremely high-performance graphics chips and restyled them for supercomputing. It looks to be a pretty good fit since some of the top supercomputing centers have adopted them.
The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.
The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.
Oak Ridge National Lab will use Nvidia chips in one of the world's fastest supercomputers. Eventually it will integrate as many as 18,000 graphics processing units.
The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.
Jack Dongarra, an expert at the University of Tennessee, discusses the potential threat China poses with its new supercomputer and the state of supercomputing in the U.S.